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Dr. Nicolas Rivas


Dynamics of Complex Fluids and Interfaces


Phone: +49 911 32169-103
email: n.rivas@fz-juelich.de


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg
Fürther Straße  248
90429 Nürnberg

Research interest

I study the dynamics of droplets and solid particles in suspensions that contain free ions, part of a collection of phenomena referred to as electrokinetics. The ability to control flows via electric fields is key in many new technologies, from lab-on-a-chip devices to medical drug delivery systems. Here we have developed a numerical method combining the lattice-Boltzmann method, molecular dynamics, and other techniques to solve a mesoscopic model of electrokinetics. Our objective is to understand fundamental single and collective behaviour of charged droplets and particles at fluid/fluid interfaces.

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